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Eurostat Estimated Population Trends
In general, the demographic trends in Eastern Europe are very poor.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock
If all of Poland's women looked like the lady in the advertisement there would be no problem to be addressing through advertising.
Western nations all have a problem with (lack of) population growth, considering that the various welfare/retirement/healthcare schemes depend on an ever increasing tax base to maintain. (Of course, open borders mitigates this somewhat at the expense of Western Culture.) Student debt & wage stagnation are already depressing household formation. The Republican tax proposals - which eliminate exemptions & discourage suburbia via SALT reduction - would exacerbate population problems and hasten Western decline.
I grew up in Lithuania and immigrated to Canada just after finishing high school. Most of my class mates went to get university degree and about half now work in Ireland, Sweeden, UK, Germany in IT or Engineering, there better opportunities in other EU countries than there in Lithuania. Things are much worse when it comes to less educated people, they leave Lithuania in throws. For many families, husband picks up the trades (wielding, electrical, construction, carpenter) job somewhere in Finlald, Sweden and comes back few times a year home between gigs. How do you expect them to form a family?
Good observations Romans and El_Tedo
Does no one remember the whole movement in the 70s about 'The Population Bomb'? How if we didn't stop breeding we'd be starving to death? I know a lot of people, inlcuding my mom, bought into that BS. Now the problem is the reverse.